Godly Men Live By Faith

September  2022

     In part one I discussed that we were created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. In part two I discussed that the Godly man would not be slanderous, mocking or malicious toward other Christ followers or anyone else. We should reflect Jesus in love and graciousness. We should never be overbearing or repulsive toward other people, like too much salt on food. Rather we should enhance the flavor and aroma of Christ through compassion, kindness, humility and let the peace of Christ and love rule our heart. 

  “The righteous will live by faith,” found at Romans 1:17 comes from Hab. 2:4, “but the righteous will live by his faith.” It is not by the law that people are justified before God, but by a steadfastness based on a firm belief in God and His Word. There is no way to be made right in God’s eyes except when men and women admit their depravity and their willful tendency to commit sin against God.  Then, God in His mercy, gives His righteousness and justification to that person, living by his or her faith, and they are then made right in God’s eyes. At the start, we need to understand that Paul is not addressing pagans in this Romans context, he is addressing the church at Rome. “To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be His saints” 1:7. Paul is addressing Christ followers. The context that follows, 1:18-3 ...

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